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Title: Photon counting image sensor development for astronomical applications. Final project report, 1 July 1979-14 September 1987

Abstract

Specially built intensified CCD (ICCD) detector tubes were purchased and the performance of the electron bombardment process was investigated. In addition to studying the signal characteristics of the photoevents, there was interest in demonstrating that back-illuminated chips were not susceptible to radiation damage to their clocking electrodes. How to perform a centroid analysis for a 2-dimensional Gaussian distribution of charge is described. Measurement of the projection (along columns or rows) of the average charge spread profile is discussed. The development and flight of the Interstellar Medium Absorption Profile Spectrograph (IMAPS) is discussed.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Princeton Univ., NJ (USA). Observatory
OSTI Identifier:
5644355
Report Number(s):
N-88-14049; NASA-CR-181507; NAS-1.26:181507
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; CHARGE-COUPLED DEVICES; SPECIFICATIONS; COSMIC RAY SPECTROMETERS; ABSORPTION SPECTRA; EXPERIMENTAL DATA; PHOTONS; PROGRESS REPORT; ULTRAVIOLET SPECTRA; DATA; DOCUMENT TYPES; ELEMENTARY PARTICLES; INFORMATION; MASSLESS PARTICLES; MEASURING INSTRUMENTS; NUMERICAL DATA; SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES; SPECTRA; SPECTROMETERS 440104* -- Radiation Instrumentation-- High Energy Physics Instrumentation

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Jenkins, E.B.. Photon counting image sensor development for astronomical applications. Final project report, 1 July 1979-14 September 1987. United States: N. p., 1987. Web.
Jenkins, E.B.. Photon counting image sensor development for astronomical applications. Final project report, 1 July 1979-14 September 1987. United States.
Jenkins, E.B.. 1987. "Photon counting image sensor development for astronomical applications. Final project report, 1 July 1979-14 September 1987". United States. doi:.
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